AirDance New Mexico

Flying low over the high desert

Dara Minkin and Amy Bourque on our aerial cube,
from our November 2013, Whichever Way the Wind Blows

Photograph courtesy of Guadalupe Chavez

AirDance New Mexico is a company of multi-disciplinary artists who collaborate with each other to create exciting, innovative performances, featuring their critically acclaimed aerial dances and multi-media movement theater works. AirDance productions incorporate trapezes, aerial fabric, swings, hoops, aerial cube, and invented apparatus and interactive sets, created from a variety of materials. Performances feature original music by local artists and may include original scripts, projections, unusual props, and whatever else may strike our fancy. AirDance shows seek to entertain while exploring our lives and dreams, shedding light on hidden aspects of our collective being. AirDance New Mexico is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization incorporated in 2011. AirDance New Mexico also offers classes and workshops at our home, the AirDance ArtSpace, and is available for special workshops and performances for your group or organization.

Katy Andersen, Christina Cavaleri, and Joanna Furgal,
from our May 2014 show, Fight or Flight

Photograph courtesy of Jeff Hartzer

 

 AirDance New Mexico is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization

 


AirDance New Mexico classes at the AirDance ArtSpace,
3030 Isleta Blvd. SW, Albuquerque

FALL SESSION 2016: SEPTEMBER 7th-DECEMBER 10th

(Summer Session 2016 ends August 20th.)

Please visit our brand new INSTRUCTION page which lists our offerings for the Fall session. In addition to our popular Monday and Wednesday Aerial Arts classes, we will also be offering two weekly dance classes taught by the fantastic Gina Shorten! Take her teaser workshop, August 25th, 6-8 pm! We've also added an aerial technique "cleaning" class every other Tuesday. And we're working on a couple workshops with special guest Caitlyn Larsson for the end of October. Plus, we continue with two classes for kids, Mondays and Saturdays.

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AirDance New Mexico Junior and Senior Performing Companies

SHOWING NOW ...

Members of the AirDance Senior Company will be performing outside the Graft Gallery at 1415 Fourth Street SW as part of the Mouthpiece Performance Festival on Saturday, August 27th at 6:30 pm! (Yes, we were scheduled to perform at the opening, but the weather gods threatened to make our rig into a giant lightning rod!) Don't miss this very cool exhibit of interactive sound and light puppets!

COMING SOON ...

HeroQuest (The Prequel, Part II)
The Flying Monkeys at the AirDance ArtSpace
October 7-9, 2016

This Above All
AirDance New Mexico at the AirDance ArtSpace
November 18-20, 2016

This October the Junior Company (aka The Flying Monkeys) presents HeroQuest (The Prequel, Part II), the previously untold tale of a group of teenage villains and their superpowered associates seeking world domination, while on the lookout for the odd superhero or two who will foil their plans! Later this Fall, the Senior Company and a special guest or three go Elizabethan, taking all things Shakespearean to the air in This Above All. Featuring live music and choreography on the ground and in the air, including on a nice, new chandelyra! Look for details on our new PERFORMANCE page to be up and running by August 29, 2016.

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Contact AirDance New Mexico:
Email: AirDance New Mexico
Phone: (505)842-9418

Visit our MERCH store...we have t-shirts, art, CDs, and more available here: AirDance Square Marketplace

 

AirDance New Mexico recommends Discount Dance Supply for quality dancewear, costumes, shoes, and more! Enter "Studio ID# 73394" and receive 10% of your first purchase and 5% thereafter every time you use our ID# and Discount Dance supply will reward your favorite AirDancers! (Discount applied at checkout.)

Shop at Amazon with THIS link and you will be supporting AirDance New Mexico with every purchase!

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AirDance New Mexico performance montage 2012-2014

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Josh Burgess and Morgan Harris,
from our 2012 show, Fear of Falling

Photo courtesy of Jeff Hartzer

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We're working on our website. Meanwhile, here's a little of our day-old press (with more to come) ...

A glowing review of our April 2016 show, Masque Aspect.

Thanks to AbqARTS and The Morning Brew with Larry Ahrens for this spot below from 2014!

Feature story about our February 2012 show, Fear of Falling, in the UNM Daily Lobo, "Free Form Falling"

KUNM "Performance New Mexico" interview Spencer Beckwith and Debra Landau (aired 2/9/12)

2012 Arts/Dance in Review "Audiences Heard the Dance, Saw the Music" Albuquerque Journal

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For quality dance clothing and shoes in the Albuquerque area, visit New Mexico Dancewear!

AirDance New Mexico highly recommends C and H Productions for your video production needs!

Donations to AirDance New Mexico of all shapes and sizes are gratefully accepted at any time and are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law!

For more information:

AirDance New Mexico, Inc.
P.O. Box 25892
Albuquerque, NM 87125-0892
(505) 842-9418

Click to e-mail AirDance New Mexico

 AirDance New Mexico is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization

Debra Landau

Artistic Director Debra Landau performs Spiderwoman in Albuquerque's KIMO Theater, 1998

"A circus [of] trapezes, trampolines and ropes. Monologues on everything from spitting to religion. Live rock music and videotapes. Are you thinking modern dance? Dancer/choreographer Debra Landau could change your mind about the art form."

Anthony DellaFlora, The Albuquerque Journal

 

 

AirDance New Mexico (the old pre-incorporation incarnation) on You Tube

 

Old stuff about Artistic Director Debra Landau

"Landau is one of those rare artists who can combine voice quality and dance in a mutually enhancing harmony. Affinities, done to a rich and moving text by Jeff Hartzer, demonstrated her ability to fulfill verbal images with movement sub-text."

Jennifer Noyer, The Albuquerque Journal

"Debra Landau [is] Apollonian grace."

John Gwynn, The New Mexican

"Shaman's Death, an air dance on a trapeze, allows the dancer/choreographer freedom to explore air itself as a metaphor . . . and evoked images of transformation. [The trapeze's] magical powers seemed to free the dancer to glide, soar and explore her body's placement in the world-space of the theater."

Jennifer Noyer, The Albuquerque Journal

"Debra Landau was compelling in her sinister, sinuous role . . . Ikebana had a . . . soothing, meditative quality, with gentle movements that culminated in striking, sculptural poses."

Beth Bradley, The New Mexican

"Her wonderful expressiveness added . . . personality and depth to [the] monologue."

John Mandes, The Albuquerque Tribune

"Apparently used a single rope suspended from above the stage which divided into two strands midway down in space. The dancer rose serenely from the floor . . . and projected an almost supernatural presence."

Jennifer Noyer, The Albuquerque Journal

"A dancer who adds a bit of the circus to her performance."

Dave Brown, KGGM/KRQE TV, Albuquerque

"In many ways Landau confronts the mental barriers that restrict physical movement."

Jennifer Gubrud, The Daily Lobo

 

 

 

AirDance New Mexico is in residence at the AirDance ArtSpace. Originally a church built in the 1930s, the ArtSpace has been renovated to include an intimate black-box-style theatrical performance space with beautiful, sprung oak floors and ceiling beams for rigging aerial apparatus, sets, etc. The building also has a foyer, a kitchen, and a green room. It is fully ADA accessible.

AirDance ArtSpace

phone: 505.842.9418

 

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AirDance ArtSpace Theater/Performance Space

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